Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Episode VII Rumors: Mandalorians, Nightsisters, Carrie Fisher's daughter and more

Recent Episode VII rumors have claimed that Mandalorians and Nightsisters will be the primary villains in the film. Both of these groups have had major appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 

Apparently, the Nightsisters will be hiring the Mandalorians to track down/kill Jedi, though one wonders why they can't just do it themselves. These rumors could quite possibly be false, but I thought I'd just give some background on these mysterious villains.

The Nighsisters of Dathomir are neither Jedi nor Sith. They are witches who use magic to cast spells. They are also expert warriors. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they often wield bows with laser-arrows, and are capable of spells such as enhancing someone's strength and durability (Savage Opress), blasting green lighting from their hands (similar to Count Dooku and Darth Sidious), and reincarnating Nighsister corpses as ferocious zombies.

By far, the most well-known examples of Mandalorians are Boba and Jango Fett. These honorable warriors are sometimes just highly-paid mercenaries, and sometimes bent on galactic domination. They've had a rough history with the Jedi, so they might jump at a chance to kill them again. 

Another popular rumor is that Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, will have a role in the movie. Lourd could either be playing one of Leia's daughters (presumably with Han Solo as her father), or a younger version of Leia herself. As seen by the picture, the 22-year-old does (understandably) bear a resemblance to Carrie Fisher. Whatever her role may or may not be, it will definitely have some kind of connection to Princess Leia. 

Other rumors have speculated that the main villains will be Inquisitors, force-wielding warriors used by the Empire to hunt down Jedi. In the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels cartoon, the primary villain is an Inquisitor. This rumor reported that Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o would be portraying 2 Inquisitors. 

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